Importance of Sharing Your Story

Butch began counseling in 1989 and worked with Cumberland Heights throughout the 90s doing Aftercare, contract work and individual counseling. Butch Glover, a state licensed and nationally certified addiction counselor, accepted his role as Chief Operations Officer in 2015. Prior to his current role as Chief Community Recovery Officer, Randal served eight years as Assistant Commissioner with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. In 2008, he was recognized by the Praed Foundation as a national “Systems Champion” for implementing a statewide children’s assessment for DCS. He also received the Friend of Children Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 from Tennessee Voices for Children after seven years on their board.

The feelings of loneliness so common during active addiction slowly disappear. If you have a problem with cocaine, you need help. Anyone who seeks help at Canyon Vista Recovery Center for cocaine addiction will receive an individualized treatment program. Our expert physicians and therapists will review your entire history of substance abuse. We may uncover related addictions such as alcoholism, prescription drug abuse, or eating disorders that may have preceded or developed along with long-term cocaine dependency. If you remember hitting rock bottom, then you also probably remember feeling hopeless.

Sharing Your Recovery Story Workshop

Such is unfortunate because we need to talk about addiction, so that many more will know what it is really about. Regardless of how you got here, your recovery is important and should be shared, not hidden. Notice of New Services and ChangesOccasionally, we may use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new sharing your story in recovery services and special offers we think you will find valuable. As a user of our website, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking on a response box when you receive such an offer or by sending us an email request. Help listeners get to know you by sharing a little bit about yourself.

  • As you share your story, you think about what you have overcome, where you were and where you are now, and of your personal success and achievements.
  • Our expert physicians and therapists will review your entire history of substance abuse.
  • For this reason, you need to make sure that you are in a healthy place in your recovery where your emotional and mental states are stable.
  • Each time you tell your story you will likely gain a new perspective on it as you process it more deeply.

At his worst, Brandon was living on the streets, alone, and had overdosed more than once. It seemed like there was no way he would stop using heroin, but eventually he did. If you went to rehab and are now sober, then you too were able to stop even though there were times when you probably never believed you could. But there are still a lot of people out there stuck in this dark place. If you share your story in recovery, you may just give them the hope they need to start getting out of there and finally get sober. Your story can also demonstrate that treatment and peer support works and recovery is possible.

The Importance of Sharing Your Story

Participants of a 2016 study better understood the severity and complexity of anorexia after listening to stories of recovery. Learning more about the lived experience of illness and recovery allowed them to shed stigmatized views. Once free from the secrecy and shame of your eating disorder, you may find power in your ability to share your experience on your terms and by your rules. While you did not choose your illness, you chose recovery—and now you can also choose why, when, and how you talk about it. Don’t leave anything out and limit yourself to five words so you can move through as fast as possible.

  • These group sessions also provide opportunities to share personal stories, which allows participants to relate to each other’s experiences.
  • Robin Cox is the Chief Financial Officer at Cumberland Heights, the Southeast’s premier alcohol and drug addiction treatment center.
  • Read on to learn other ways that sharing your recovery story benefits your own recovery.

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